16 Nov 2012
Happy Friday, NewlyWishers!
Today we’re SO thrilled to introduce to you our Eclectic Registry Collection!
Having eclectic style is in itself an art form – mixing and matching pieces, without the notion of chaos, but rather a harmonious style with each piece of furniture or home decor having a unique place and thoughtfully connecting with other parts of the room. Sound intimidating? Well, have no fear, you can have confidence in your eclectic style with our registry picks and experts advice from Valley and Co., Danielle Colding, and Daughter of Design! We hope you love it as much as we do! And in case you missed it, check out our posts on our Classic, Preppy, Modern, and Green collections before you get happy hour started and let us know your favorite style!
A Registry for the Eclectic Couple
One of MENU's most successful designs - the Double Candleholder - is making a strong entrance in a range of new colors. With a captivating, almost sculptural feel, the straight, robust bodies and the curved, slim arms appear both masculine and feminine.
In Gaelic, Alana is a term of endearment meaning 'Darling' or 'Darling Child'. The Alana Essence Collection is more contemporary incarnation of the classic Alana pattern, with stemware and crystal featuring a minimal criss-cross of intricate diamond cuts and simple, clean design.
The collection includes a contemporary "tea story", which can be mixed and matched, plus a range of cups, mugs, and plates, each brilliantly decorated in the vivid, ancient Kilim design in rich purple, orange and red tones.
Photo Credit: Mastin Studio | Double Candleholder in Colors by Menu | Waterford Alana Prestige Green Toasting Flute, Pair | Kilim Collection by Jasper Conran | Ceramic Elephant Stool | Sand-Casted Aluminum Cake Stand | Charley Harper Fish Coupe Plates by Fishs Eddy
The eclectic home tells a story of a playful, vibrant couple. Update this look by mixing and matching pieces from your life and travels with new pieces inspired by global culture.
Here are some of my key inspirations when I think of an eclectic home: World travels, weekend adventures, funky thrift store treasures, kitschy vintage and bright colors. What comes to your mind?
A striking decorative piece and perfect for a chic Sunday afternoon picnic.
Available in White, Grey, and Red
The over-scaled motifs on the duvet covers and shams are hand screened.
Photo Credit: Christian Oth Studio | Ibride Ming Tableware | Christopher Guy Constellation Mirror | Elephant Duvet Set by Thomas Paul | Gus Modern Upcycle Ottoman | Babylon & Pearl Serving Pieces Collection from Shiraleah
Words of Wisdom from the Experts
We asked some of our in-the-know friends from the interior design and wedding planning worlds to pick the styles they like best. Here are some words of wisdom and handy tips from our Eclectic Style profile lovers – Valley & Co., Danielle Colding Design and Daughter of Design!
When we envision one style to describe us we often times have a hard time paring down our tastes and loves as we just have so many.
We have countless loves: patterns, textures, shapes, and elements galore. So eclectic is the most fitting adjective to describe our many loves and tastes. We adore the bold plaid of a preppy style, the soft elements and lines of a classic look, eco-friendly picks and funky retro patterns.
NewlyWish has so many artful design, timeless pieces and gorgeous patterns that gel with our entertaining repertoire: whimsical china, gilded barware, woolen throws in vibrant colors and items that can tell a story. For us it’s all about creating a stock in the home that allows for easy mixing and matching that comes together to create an effortlessly chic look. Think about showcasing a bolder table top design with subtle napkins and linens, jewel-toned glassware and vases in varying sizes and colors. Your home will shine! – Aleah & Nick, founders of Valley & Co.
Aleah & Nick’s Eclectic Registry Picks:
Wedgwood India Dinnerware Collection | Floral Italian Wine Glasses by Fishs Eddy | Ibride Bernardo Tray
Eclectic style is all about forgetting the rules and embracing the mix. It’s all about buying unique pieces that reflect a personal approach to style. Classic and global, preppy and modern all have a place at the eclectic table.
Danielle’s Eclectic Registry Picks:
For my eclectic look, I’ve decided to set the table for an elegant dinner party. Global inspired serving pieces in a gorgeous copper finish were the inspiration and starting point for my design. Classic white dishes, streamlined glassware, and an arrangement of global and modern candle holders and vases are the perfect contemporary compliments to the old world look of the serve ware.
Set of 3 Wire Candle Holders | Recycled Glass Morph Vases – Clear | Babylon & Pearl Serving Pieces Collection from Shiraleah | Nantucket Basket Dinnerware Collection by Wedgwood | Essence White Wine Pair | Aarne Glassware Collection by Iittala| Vera Wang Grosgrain Collection Flatware
Setting for dessert presents another opportunity to blend different looks for one-of-a-kind design. Interesting pieces in subtle hues work together to marry different styles – global, eclectic, classic, and whimsical all work together to create a unique, harmonious look. - Danielle Colding of Danielle Colding Design
I would prefer a designer boutique hotel over a 5 star resort. I’m a downtown girl with uptown roots so appreciate the freedom to mix, blend and blur all my different tastes: edgy, fashionable, artistic but sophisticated. I love when a classic shape is given new translation into something more current or there is a slightly adventurous twist on a traditional piece. The Eclectic style is perfect for people like me who cannot be categorized into one box and want to express their individualism with a fresh direction. - Annie Lee, founder of Daughter of Design
Annie’s Eclectic Registry Picks:
Revol Rectangular Cheese Plate | Verdigris Istanbul Platters | Pimlico Tripod Boom-Arm Pharmacy Floor Lamp in Antique Brass
So, what do you think? Does ‘eclectic’ fit your home and style? Have a look through our full collection here and let us know. And, as always, if you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas, leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you.
Thanks again, happy registering and have a great weekend!